There are thousands of skin care myths flying around, showing up on your Instagram feed, your TikTok for you page and many more that could have you making bad decisions regarding your skin! So let's clear these up so you can nail that skin care routine down!
Skincare Myth #1: You don't need sunscreen if it isn't sunny outside?
Did you know even if it is cloudy, you can get a sunburn? This is because harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays that cause skin cancer and ageing are present all year round, no matter the weather or season. Spending time out in the sun without any protection can lead to premature ageing, dark spots, wrinkles and pigmentation in the long run. By applying sunscreen everyday, you cut your risk of contracting skin cancers in half.
Skincare Myth #2: You don't need eye cream if you don't have dark circles or eye bags?
Even if you aren’t showing any visible signs such as dark circles, fine lines or puffiness, it’s never too early to start using an eye cream. The skin around your eyes is more delicate than the rest of your face, more prone to dryness so it tends to show signs of fatigue of ageing first. The earlier you start using it, the longer you can enjoy the beneficial effects for.
Skincare Myth #3: You don't need moisturiser if you have oily skin?
Moisturiser is key in any skincare routine! People often mistake skin oil for skin hydration. Skipping moisturiser if you have oily skin, could actually make your skin greasier than it was before as your skin will increase sebum production to replace the moisture that has been lost to external factors like pollution, UV rays, and excessive cleansing.
Skincare Myth #4: The more expensive a product, the better it is?
The absolute truth is that there are good and bad products at every price point. It's all about the ingredients that are best suited to your skin type and skin concerns, not the price. Affordable products can be just as effective!
Skincare Myth #5: If you feel a burning sensation it means the product is working?
This is absolutely NOT true and is instead a sign that your skin is irritated by the product, make sure to remove the product from your face immediately and rinse off with cold water. Ensure you conduct patch tests before putting the product all over your face.
Skincare Myth #6: Moisturiser applied at night must have the label night cream?
FALSE! The ONLY difference between daytime and night time moisturisers is that the day time version should offer some type of sun protection (preferably SPF 30 or greater).